Lawn + Garden Projects
How to Patch a Bare Spot With Seeds
Seeding a bare spot requires a lot of follow up, primarily to ensure that the seeds and seedlings are kept moist until established, and that birds and other wildlife don’t poach the seed. An alternative—involving slightly more money and slightly less effort—is a lawn patch mix. These all-in-one products combine seed, a binder such as ground-up paper mixed with gel, and a starter fertilizer. Simply spread the mix over the bare spot after you’ve prepared the surface, and water regularly (some mixes don’t even require watering) until the new grass takes root.